October 30, 2014

Cessna Citation CJ1 Overview (2000-2005)

Overview including differentiating features from other aircraft in its category

The Cessna Citation CJ1 was the second aircraft in the CitationJet/CJ series which replaced the original model CitationJet (CJ). The Citation CJ1 improved upon the original CitationJet with an updated EFIS avionics suite and an increased maximum takeoff weight. The CJ1 can be single-pilot operated.

As of March 2014, the Citation CJ1 market is comprised of 79% pre-owned. The percentage for sale is 12.2% with 67% of that under an exclusive broker agreement and average days on the market are 496 days.

Brief History

The Citation CJ1 began production in 2000 and ended manufacture in 2005. During that time, a total of 198 aircraft have been produced with all but one currently in operation.

Worldwide Appeal

There are currently 197 Citation CJ1 jets in operation with 186 wholly owned and 11 in shared ownership. Of the 186 wholly owned Citation CJ1 aircraft in operation by continent, North America has the largest percentage at 60%, followed by Europe at 20% and South America at 13% for a combined total of 93%. Also, 6% of the 197 Citation CJ1 jets in operation today are in fleet ownership with the largest fleet operator (CAAC Flying College of China) having 6 aircraft. Additionally, 7% of the Citation CJ1 jets are leased.


CJ1_Int JSPerformance

The Citation CJ1 is powered by two Williams FJ44-1A engines each offering 1,900 pounds of thrust. The Citation CJ1 uses 116 gallons per hour (GPH). The range of the Citation CJ1 is 1,127 nm operating under NBAA IFR 4 passengers with available fuel.


The cabin volume for the Citation CJ1 is 198 cubic feet. Typical configuration features 6 passenger and 2 crew seats.


The Citation CJ1 Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) is 10,600 pounds (4,808 kg) with a maximum range of 1,312 nm.


Maximum Cruise Speed: 377 kts 698 km/h
Long-range Speed: 327 kts 606 km/h

Airfield Performance

Takeoff distance: 3,280 ft (1,000 m) (SL, ISA, MTOW)
Landing distance: 2,486 ft (758 m) (SL, ISA, MLW)

Operating Altitude

Maximum operating altitude: 41,000 ft (12,497 m)

Noise Level (EPNdB)

Takeoff: 73.6                Approach: 89.7 Lateral: 83.6


A. Maximum ramp weight: 10,700 lb (4,853 kg)
B. Maximum takeoff weight: 10,600 lb (4,808 kg)
C. Maximum landing weight: 9,800 lb (4,445 kg)
D. Maximum zero fuel weight: 8,400 lb (3,810 kg)
E. Standard basic operating weight: 6,860 lb (3,112 kg)


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